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Handmade Shoes in Brooklyn – NicoNine

Meet Nicole Shwirtz. Nicole is an emerging fashion designer from Brooklyn who is about to launch her indie footwear line, NicoNine. She definitely embodies the high quality and unique style of Runway Passport designers. 

Check out her Kickstarter Campaign!

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WHAT IS NICONINE?


NicoNine is the footwear company I started that gives women more choices in footwear sizing. Shoes are available in half sizes, 5-13, and in narrow, regular and wide widths. My first design is now available on Kickstarter through the end of the month. All shoes are made by hand in Brooklyn.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO LAUNCH NICONINE? 

I started learning to make shoes so I’d be able to wear ones that fit my narrow feet. 

On my journey, I found out a lot of women had foot problems or issues that prevented them from finding shoes they were happy with. 

I found out I wasn’t the only narrow-footed person out there! Not only that, there were a lot of wide-footed ladies too! And then there were ladies with larger feet and I heard how hard it was to find a size 13 shoe. I heard from women who wanted to wear flat or low-heeled shoes but couldn’t find ones that didn’t look orthopedic. I talked with women who wore size 8 regular shoes but enjoyed hunting for up and coming designers so as not to wear the same shoes as others. 

For all these reasons, I was inspired to launch NicoNine and give women more choices within the standardized sizing framework. 

It took me nearly 7 years to get to the point where I felt confident I had something to offer the marketplace, while also keeping true to my ideals. I wanted my brand to be affordable while supporting women and women-run businesses whenever possible and also manufacturing shoes in NYC.

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WHO IS THE IDEAL CUSTOMER?

NicoNine’s ideal customer is a fashionable, modern woman who appreciates small-batch, quality workmanship and knowing that their shoes were made with love, by hand, in North America. 

WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING PART AND WHAT IS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

The most exciting part is seeing my designs transform from a sketch or drawing to a 3 dimensional, real life product that hadn’t existed in the world. That will always blow my mind! The biggest challenge is finding good, reliable partners for all facets of production, while sticking to domestic manufacturing. 

FAVORITE ITEM IN YOUR CLOSET NOW? 

My favorite item in my closet right now is an oversized charcoal wrap sweater that I got in Israel at an emerging designer’s shop. It’s been the perfect staple, especially since I’m 8 months pregnant and can’t find many cool wardrobe pieces for my bump these days! 

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BIGGEST FASHION MISTAKE YOU EVER MADE?

The biggest fashion mistake I ever made was probably my extra wide leg skater jeans back in high school in the 90s! 

Learn more about her shoes and help her make them so we car bring her onto Runway Passport!

Indie Designers are My Favorite to Work With.

Lauren Tanaka, co-founder of The Sales Concept, a consulting business for fashion designers loves the heart and passion of emerging designers. There is no time in a designer’s career where you get creations that are so personal and truly made from an individual’s vision.

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3 Reasons Why I love working with Emerging Designers

Emerging designers are rare breed. Never in my life have I met such passionate, creative and hardworking individuals.

I always have loved the fashion design process, yet as my career evolved, I ended up working for corporate companies within merchandising in more of an analytical role.  I do recall however the crossroad I took in college when I chose the merchandising route as opposed to the design route.

Being a creative person myself, I always pictured a career in design. However, once immersed into the world of construction, textile science, and pattern making, I soon realized that this wasn’t for me.

As the co-founder of The Sales Concept, I actually get to be involved in both parts of the business which is my true passion. We help independent fashion designers and entrepreneurs grow their fashion business through private consulting and online training courses.

I truly love working with these creative souls and here are three main reasons:

 

1 – A designer who is emerging and hasn’t truly been discovered is something very special. Of course, the designer may not be as excited to not be a household name quite yet, but when you are first starting out in this crazy world of fashion, being an independent designer and being able to call all of your own shots is something one cannot take for granted.

Finding and working with the right emerging designer is like finding a diamond in the rough. These highly ambitious, hardworking and talented entrepreneurs are such an inspiration of what it means to go after your dreams and what you want for your career and life in general.

Through my consulting company The Sales Concept, my business partner and I are able to help emerging designers understand exactly who their core customer is and how they can create specific styles that are targeted to their individual customers and stores where they can sell their designs.

We help them to not only craft their story in order to connect and build relationships with buyers and customers but also the everyday processes that can be overwhelming.

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2 – An emerging designer still has full reign and say over what goes into their brand.
Before investors, before a ton of employees, CEO’s, directors, etc, they are able to truly convey their art and message to the world through their clothing.

When you work with larger companies or designers that have larger teams, it can often be difficult to navigate the politics of who is right/wrong in any given situation. Working with independent designers you can get a yes or no much easier. Emerging designers have more of a business attitude because they are a hustler and entrepreneur at heart.


3 – Design and quality product still is everything when it comes to this business.

One thing I’ve learned through this work is that product is everything. Having a great product that is unique, exciting and has a specific point of view is what buyers and consumers are looking for.  These designers have their own personality in their products in a way that you just don’t see with the larger brands.

If you find a piece by an emerging designer that you love, you really are buying an individual person’s vision. I love helping them grow and refine such a personal vision.
You cannot find this level of heart and drive anywhere else in the fashion world.

 

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The Newest Eyeglasses the Dutch Fashion Scene is Obsessed With.

Alexandra Frida x Eye Wish Opticiens

Photographer: Giusy de Ceglia

Emerging designer Alexandra Frida presented her very fashionable eyewear collection at the XBank in Amsterdam. She designed this eyewear collection exclusively for “Eye Wish Opticiens”,  the leading eyewear brand in the Netherlands which has 250 stores and collaborates with many global brands.

The key concept of the collection is to allow everyone to turn their glasses into a statement of their personality and style. Alexandra has created three models using 3D glasses applications in golden printing patterns and three necklaces, using the same technique. These glasses/jewels are available in the ‘Falcon’, ‘Beetle’ and ‘Cactus Flower’ models – and are named after the characters of the book “Arabian Nights”. Those who buy the glasses also get a case and a lens cloth bearing the iconic prints of the Frida brand.

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Alexandra: “With this collection, I want to give everyone the chance to highlight their own style, regardless of their look.” 


Alexandra Frida (born Alexandra Vollebregt) graduated from the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) in 2009 – and then went on to become a teacher at the ArtEZ Academy of Art & Design in Arnhem. In January 2014 she made her official runway debut with a ready-to-wear collection during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Amsterdam. She was the only Dutch designer invited to present her collection during New York Fashion Week in 2015, and in November of last year, she was also nominated for the Global Denim Awards.

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Emerging Makeup Artist from New York Fashion Week: Andrea Cortimiglia

There is a thriving emerging fashion scene around the world! Fashion week is always one of the best times for the nextgen to collaborate and introduce themselves to the world. During New York Fashion Week Runway Passport and emerging fashion designer Jia Wertz of Studio15 threw a fun and fashion forward event at the Gansevoor Hotel in the meatpacking.

Not only did we have a great time introducing our designs to the fashion world, we also love to uncover talented makeup artists. We had a great time working with emerging makeup artist Andrea Cortimiglia. She is definitely one to watch on the makeup artist scene. Get to know a bit about her below!
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NAME: Andrea Cortimiglia

WEBSITE: www.makeupbyange.com 

WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BECOME A MAKEUP ARTIST?

I always loved makeup and trying new brands and products. What made me want to become a makeup artist was the outcome of the application & seeing the look in my clients eyes of how much they love how they look! It’s about making people feel beautiful and I love that I can help them feel that!

WHO ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE MAKEUP ARTISTS?

Mario Dedivanovic, Patrick Ta, Hung Vanngo

WHAT ARE SOME MAKEUP TRENDS FOR THIS SEASON?

Some trends I’ve seen for this season are dewy skin, bold lips, thick-not so perfect eyebrows

FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT?

My new favorite product is Benefit Cosmetics “Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel” I don’t leave my house without using it!

Beauty, Diversified: Looking at Models Around the World Proves There is Not One Definition of Beautiful

Beauty, Diversified: How Fashion Weeks Unite a Diverse Global Community

Have you ever pored over pictures from Fashion Week and thought to yourself:
Wow, that looks like me. I look like that model! And I feel beautiful.” ?

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If it hasn’t happened yet to you, it definitely will soon. Fashion is always changing, and what’s currently in style doesn’t just depend on what’s hot in Milan or London. In fact, the looks on the runway are intricately connected with cultural standards–and no two countries see beauty the same.

Go to Brooklyn and on the runway you’ll see that familiar waif-like look, made popular by Twiggy so many decades ago. Then fly over to Manila, where designers look to a fuller figure, and you’ll be met with the polar opposite.

Though there are outliers in every culture–a curvier girl might struggle to book a job in Berlin, while she’d find plenty of opportunities at Lakme Fashion Week–the true beauty of fashion lies in its diversity. If we all looked the same, and if every designer thought the same, what would be the point?

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As we grow fashion into a global community, more and more we’ll realize that all of our interests are represented. Big, small, short, tall, dark-skinned and light–each one of our many traits is someone’s inspiration, and it’s Runway Passport’s goal to connect us all with the styles and unique designers that fit our identities best.

After all, fashion shouldn’t make anyone feel bad. No type of beauty is “better” than another–they’re just different. And–though this may go without saying–models are more than clothes-hangers! From Mumbai to Berlin, no two fashion weeks are the same–and that’s precisely the way it should be.

What you see on the runway from one city (or country) to the next is a cross-section of cultural celebration. What we said earlier about seeing models who look like us–that’s in part the point of these fashion weeks, which exist to honor different sorts of beauty through our infinitely many perspectives.

Whether or not individual fashion weeks embrace large-scale diversity, they’re making so many views of beauty accessible to the whole world. In turn, seeing these variant aesthetic preferences can lead women (and men!) everywhere to understand that all types are beautiful, and that no one is “better” than the others.

This diverse view of fashion, we hope, will ultimately grow to apply to us all, no matter where we live. After all, thanks to digital media, you can be in the “front row” of a fashion show that’s thousands of miles away.

With the help of the Internet and its vast global community, we’ll build one group, united, that wholeheartedly loves and celebrates all kinds of beauty.

Mumbai (Photos: Facebook/Lakme Fashion Week)

At Lakme Fashion Week 2015, blocked-out colors, billowing fabrics and shiny black leather made an appearance. So did sleek curves and well-muscled thighs–models on this runway literally glowed with health.

(Some seriously voluptuous statues made an appearance, too.)

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Manila (Photos: Facebook/Philippine Fashion Week)

Models strutted and stunned at Philippine Fashion Week. And boy, did they impress upon us that looking strong is what’s in style. Shot from below, these ladies resemble Amazonian goddesses–or, at the very least, swaggy stylistas! Intricate beadwork, faded flower patterns and leopard print looks right at home on these confident and curvy  bodies.

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Berlin (Photos: Facebook/Berlin Fashion Week)

Ah, Berlin–an epicenter of creativity, punk, and Lady Gaga-esque looks. The models may fit some stereotypes–they’re slim and young, by all accounts slightly androgynous–but by no means are they typical. And, as on all runways, they work in tandem with the clothing’s experimental shapes and lines to showcase the designer’s innovative ideas.

In one showcase, an impossibly curvy tulip-shaped skirt is juxtaposed with a model’s thin-hipped frame, projecting themes of both fertility and youth. In another, velvet and soft, furry materials provide contrast to sharp cheekbones and defined features. In Berlin, it seems, fashionistas can have their cake and eat it too.

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New York (Photos: Facebook/New York Fashion Week)

New York Fashion Week is everything you’d expect from Gotham and more. Between light-dark statement garments and pattern-on-pattern pieces, designers are constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s “in.”

Likewise, in a time when models in some places have come under fire for low body weights, NYFW is pushing another kind of boundary. Not everyone has to conform to the same beauty standard, and that’s exactly what we see with such slender models on the New York runways. Body shape is a personal choice, and it seems that NYFW has decided that skinny best fits its aesthetic.

While that has been the overall push of the fashion industry and has caused a lot of harm, this “ideal” balances out into just an option when we start to centralize the global fashion weeks of the world. This artificial ideal of the thinner the better becomes just another type of beautiful body to have instead of “the only” beautiful body to have. 

In a global context it works as a celebration of just another body type Evidence: “I love designers that make women feel like women!” Alessandra Ambrésio of Victoria’s Secret said in 2012 of the show. Sounds like she really felt a connection with others who walked at Fashion Week.

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London (Photos: Facebook/UK Plus Size Fashion Week)

One of the newest showcases to grace the global runway is the UK’s Plus Size Fashion Week. Held in London, the event was held for the first time in 2013 and is the largest of its kind in all of Europe.

Here there’s a true diversity of bodies: not all plus-sized women look the same, and proportions differ just as they would in a straight-sized show. The 2015 lineup featured lots of fluffy detailing, such as feathers, fringe, and even big, teased hair. Whatever your own aesthetic preference, I think we can all agree that Plus Size Fashion Week boasts formidable fashion and talent. As 2014 panelist Laura Puddy said of the event, “It truly was amazing to see an event celebrating diversity and promoting that you can look and feel good no matter what your shape or size!”

We’ve gotta say “amen” to that, as we celebrate another beautiful body type.

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Dakar (Photos: Facebook/Dakar Fashion Week)

Dakar Fashion Week is awash in vivid color, stunning contrast, and couture that calls on culture. Impressive cheekbones and bold statement makeup are ubiquitous; the models’ jutting poses and sculpted expressions embody a brand of fashion that’s all at once futuristic and traditional.

Like in NYFW, the models are thin, but the effect is different. Where New York’s showcase succeeds by being muted and understated, Dakar Fashion Week wears vibrancy and life on its sleeve.

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While super thin still does dominate most runways, as you look to the fashion industry on a global scale, there is more diversity in terms of beauty. Hopefully this will lead to all different types and shapes of beauty being equally valued and celebrated in all locations. We don’t expect it overnight, but it definitely is moving in that direction.

Author: Rebecca Marielle
Follow Rebecca on Twitter – @guysimherenow

Kristina Viirpalu KV Couture Fashion Show by Photographer Marc Wainwright

The Kristina Viirpalu Couture Fashion Show took place recently in London and was shot by local fashion photographer Marc Wainwright.

Fashion designer Kristina Viirpalu creates very unique and feminine pieces made of the finest silk, wool or cotton. These special hand-knitted couture dresses are detailed and artistic pieces to be cherished. 

While functionality is not the main focus of  a couture dress, her designs are still  wearable, comfortable and can be styled  many different ways. The colourful embroidery patterns of the national costumes of a small Estonian Island Muhu which inspire her piecec, have transformed into elegant haute couture for the modern woman.

Combined with the delicate knitted lace of the traditional Haapsalu shawl, Kristina Viirpalu’s talent for giving traditional patterns the modern touch and inspired by Louis Armstrong’s vibrant music, the new collection for KV Couture is born!

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Peter Lindbergh “A Different Vision on Fashion Photography” – a Tribute’ at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam.

Amsterdam based fashion photographer, Giusy de Ceglia attended the press opening of the iconic fashion photographer, Peter Lindbergh exhibit which is being shown now at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam.

In a tribute to fashion history, Peter Lindbergh’s classic photos are shown, including the universally famous shots of the 1990’s super models who are wearing only blouses. At the time, those black and white  images were rejected by Vogue, but went on to become a staple in the history of fashion photography.

The same iconic supermodels – namely Tatjana Patitz, Nadja Auermann, Milla Jovovich, Karen Alexander, Cecilia Chancellor as well as Cosima Auermann (the daughter of Nadja), Lara Stone (with whom he has often worked) and the upcoming Dutch top model Elise Hupkes (the latest muse of Mr. Lindbergh) were all there lined up to celebrate Mr. Lindbergh. It was a very unique and special evening.

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Press Opening of Peter Lindbergh’s “A Different Vision on Fashion Photography” Tribute at Kunsthal Rotterdam 09-09-2016 /
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Press Opening of Peter Lindbergh's "A Different Vision on Fashion Photography" Tribute at Kunsthal Rotterdam 09-09-2016 /   Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia / Giusy de Ceglia Photography

Press Opening of Peter Lindbergh’s “A Different Vision on Fashion Photography” Tribute at Kunsthal Rotterdam 09-09-2016 /
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Press Opening of Peter Lindbergh's "A Different Vision on Fashion Photography" Tribute at Kunsthal Rotterdam 09-09-2016 /   Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia / Giusy de Ceglia Photography

Press Opening of Peter Lindbergh’s “A Different Vision on Fashion Photography” Tribute at Kunsthal Rotterdam 09-09-2016 /
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Press Opening of Peter Lindbergh's "A Different Vision on Fashion Photography" Tribute at Kunsthal Rotterdam 09-09-2016 /   Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia / Giusy de Ceglia Photography

Press Opening of Peter Lindbergh’s “A Different Vision on Fashion Photography” Tribute at Kunsthal Rotterdam 09-09-2016 /
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Press Opening of Peter Lindbergh's "A Different Vision on Fashion Photography" Tribute at Kunsthal Rotterdam 09-09-2016 /   Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia / Giusy de Ceglia Photography

Press Opening of Peter Lindbergh’s “A Different Vision on Fashion Photography” Tribute at Kunsthal Rotterdam 09-09-2016 /
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Press Opening of Peter Lindbergh's "A Different Vision on Fashion Photography" Tribute at Kunsthal Rotterdam 09-09-2016 /   Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia / Giusy de Ceglia Photography

Press Opening of Peter Lindbergh’s “A Different Vision on Fashion Photography” Tribute at Kunsthal Rotterdam 09-09-2016 /
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Press Opening of Peter Lindbergh's "A Different Vision on Fashion Photography" Tribute at Kunsthal Rotterdam 09-09-2016 /   Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia / Giusy de Ceglia Photography

Press Opening of Peter Lindbergh’s “A Different Vision on Fashion Photography” Tribute at Kunsthal Rotterdam 09-09-2016 /
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Press Opening of Peter Lindbergh's "A Different Vision on Fashion Photography" Tribute at Kunsthal Rotterdam 09-09-2016 /   Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia / Giusy de Ceglia Photography

Press Opening of Peter Lindbergh’s “A Different Vision on Fashion Photography” Tribute at Kunsthal Rotterdam 09-09-2016 /
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Press Opening of Peter Lindbergh's "A Different Vision on Fashion Photography" Tribute at Kunsthal Rotterdam 09-09-2016 /   Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia / Giusy de Ceglia Photography

Press Opening of Peter Lindbergh’s “A Different Vision on Fashion Photography” Tribute at Kunsthal Rotterdam 09-09-2016 /
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Recap from New York Fashion Week SS2017

Once again, our favorite time of the year in New York arrived,  which is no other than NY FASHION WEEK!!! This past week we got to enjoy some fabulous collections  from some fabulously talented designers that we were privileged to experience. We enjoyed seeing some of our old established faves on the scene that many of us and our very talented emerging fashion designers were inspired by, as well as of course the excitement of discovering new talent. Here are the three shows I attended. Enjoy!

– Joanna S of Le Chic

 

ALICE & OLIVIA

 

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This amazing presentation by Alice & Olivia brought an amazing collection that compiled bohemian edginess, which is what this known designer stands for. They are an inspiration to emerging designers in the sense that they can really think outside the box and create many looks that come together cohesively in one room.

GEORGINE

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Georgine has been an emerging designer with exquisite talent for some time and we really do love this designer’s style and watching her grow. This collection was a lot different than her usual collections from the past in the sense that she incorporated more “punk” looks to her collections than her traditional girly, lace looks. This was great because she was able to create something much different than her usual style and she still succeeded which shows how great of a designer she is indeed!

 

ART HEARTS FASHION

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The designers from Art Hearts Fashion are very inspiring to all emerging designers and new talent because these designers shared a similar theme and heritage which was exuded in their collections. This season, it was for Serbia Fashion Week so the designers were able express their culture in their designs which were executed perfectly. From laser cut leathers, to beading, to large gowns, there was a vast variety of beautiful looks that took you through the designer’s journey.

 

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End of NYFW Summer Soire Raffle Giveaway Items

Check out the amazing emerging fashion designer giveaway items we have for our raffle! Come and celebrate the end of NYFW at Runway Passport and Studio 15’s NYFW Summer Soire at the Gansevoort.

Date: Thursday, September 15th
Time: 4pm-8pm
Location: The Gansevoort Hotel in the Meatpacking
Tickets Available Here

Pieces You Have a Chance to Win:
1 –  House of Byfield from Amsterdam
Celina Women’s Perfume –  $55

2 – ShocKVintage from Brooklyn
Money Print Wallet – $9.99

3 – SDN by Marcus Hicks from Brooklyn
White Organic Cotton 1 Sleeve Dress $80
(photo is in grey but raffle item is in white)

4 – Laura Little Curated from New York
Fashion Blue Roses T-Shirt – $69

5 – Amalya Meira from Brooklyn
Crystal Beaded Purse – $100

6 – Nicolas Ambrosio  from Brooklyn
Gold and Pearl In between Ring – – $160

7 – Onliest from Philadelphia
Sequins Multi Color Contour Blazer. 145.00

8- Meena Song from Melbourne
Sterling Silver Hammered Disc Drop Earrings – $46

9 – Pret a Porter  from New Orleans
The Estelle Yellow Organic Cotton T-Shirt- $110

10  IQTest by Melissa Lockwood from Brooklyn
“Spacewater” dress made with compression LYCRA. –$81

Tony Cohen @ AMSTERDAM FASHION WEEK JULY 2016

Amsterdam Fashion Week Spring/:Summer 2017: Tony Cohen Runway + Backstage
Photographer : Giusy de Ceglia

Established and renown Dutch Designer Tony Cohen showed his collection Restrained and Release during Amsterdam Fashion Week SS17. This collection was very personal to him and represented his personal feelings of being stuck versus the feeling and relief of being released and free.

The difference between those feelings was expressed in an elegant and creatively designed all black and white collection. Restrained was expressed in corsets, leather belted waists, material cinched by ribbons, criss-cross material over the neck – and an elegant nod to bondage. Freedom was expressed in loose fitting airy clothes that one could feel how loose, flowing and free one would feel in them just by looking.

Overall a lovely collection that visually captured the two opposite emotions and feelings beautifully and authentically,

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Tony Cohen SS17 - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Tony Cohen SS17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Tony Cohen SS17 - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Tony Cohen SS17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Tony Cohen SS17 - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Tony Cohen SS17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Tony Cohen SS17 - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Tony Cohen SS17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Tony Cohen SS17 - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Tony Cohen SS17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Tony Cohen SS17 - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Tony Cohen SS17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Tony Cohen SS17 - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Tony Cohen SS17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Tony Cohen SS17 - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Tony Cohen SS17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Tony Cohen SS17 - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Tony Cohen SS17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Tony Cohen SS17 - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Tony Cohen SS17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

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